Writers have little or no place in the academic scene in India today. Even in the Humanities and literature departments, creative writing is considered something `freakish', and insignificant compared to the more weighty `critical practice'.
The society, on the other hand, does not take any serious intellectual activity seriously, or rather anything seriously!
So serious creative writing is not taken seriously any where in society.
Thats a major risk of being a creative writer in India.